Monday, June 15, 2009

New Day.

I've got nothing exciting to share. I'm down 4.5 lbs since I started working out on June 7. I guess that's pretty good. Considering it has only been 8 days. I keep expecting the numbers to be bigger. I think I've watched too many episodes of Biggest Loser. I don't think I'm going to drop weight like that. Not to mention, they are in the crazy camp of losing weight. And they do the treadmill while they sleep.

The kids are getting excited. Why, you ask? Well I don't think I've officially announced it yet. But we are heading back to the states! I couldn't be happier.

It's technically summer time for the US, and that means that Devon and Alyssa are out of school. So we want to get back there to visit them. Amazingly enough, my husband was able to swing the time off from work. He is only going to be staying for 2 weeks. We are all flying to Miami in July.

I can't even tell you how much I miss Florida. We haven't been back there since when I was still pregnant with Eddie in early 2005. We are staying at The Westin, right on the beach. And I am even more thrilled that we waited to make our hotel reservations. The price has dropped! So that's a bonus.

We are even able to rent a mini-van now to cart around all of these kids. 4 kids, plus 2 car seats won't fit too well into a small economy car. So with the price drop, it allows us to get the bigger car. I'm really looking forward to this trip.

We are staying for 4 days to visit with my husband's family there in S. Florida, and then we will be flying on to Tucson.

So, since I'm heading to the beach, I will be pushing hard with my workouts. Also, I just wanted to let you know, that I will not be eating cake tomorrow. (it's my birthday) I have been very good with my food choices lately, and for that I am really proud. OK, so though I will not be eating cake. I'll probably be thinking about it a lot. I love BIRTHDAY CAKE. Like, in a big way.

Oh and since I am thinking about it, today is June 15. One year ago today, we first arrived here in Santiago. Wow! It's been a year already. I can't believe it. Also, technically we now have less than one year left to go until we can move back to the US. DH says that we can leave out of here on June 1. Trust me, I'm counting down.

If you care to take a trip down memory lane with me, here is my first post from Chile.
We've Arrived!


Just Breathe said...

What an exciting post. Vacation sounds wonderful, I love Florida.
I have family on the gulf side.
So when you come back to the US in a year where will you live? Have a very Happy Birthday and way to go on the weight loss!

Sybila said...

We are excited too! Can't wait to see my babies. It's been a couple of months since our house has been noisy. We'll have to "batten down all the hatches" prior to the little people's arrival and lay in a good supply of treats for the gang.
Love ya;

Shana said...

Great job on the weight loss! That is fabulous!!! And happy early birthday!! Sounds like you had have a fun trip planned!

Karen said...

Isn't it so true that the Biggest Loser totally changes your expectations on the scale?!? Good job! You are doing great! Enjoy Miami!

Susan said...

Have a wonderful birthday.

Way to go on the weightloss, yes, knowing that you will be hitting the beach will totally help with your workouts. I know it does me :-)

Casey (@ Ever-Changing Life) said...

Yeah for losing weight and an even bigger yeah for going to the states! I KNOW you will enjoy it!

Happy Birthday!

Marla said...

happy to hear you are excited about moving back... and kudos on the will power to avoid cake... never could do it myself...

Marla said...

and happy birthday!